You can imagine that yesterday was a good day, full of good feelings and hearty discussions around the dinner table around here. I could hardly work for reading the news…and the reactions to the news. The supreme court declared DOMA unconstitutional and sent Prop 8 back to the state and said something very important; if you’re not affected by it, you can’t just keep challenging what you don’t like. It wasn’t all we hoped for, but it was good progress.
There was a good bit of listening intently around the television around here. And some calling of people who said stupid things by impolite names because they expressed their sour grapes (not that I wouldn’t have been expressing my own sour grapes if things had gone differently). I’m not quite sure how Sydney feels. Last night, she was all about absorbing what was going on around her and we answered her questions as best we could. Maybe today, I’ll hear what she took from that.
I saw a tweet yesterday that went something like this; scotus just approved gay marriage, my marriage not crumbling so far, should probably check with wife to confirm, wife says all okay. Thanks, unknown guy. That just about sums it up for me.
Here I am, with a good man, raising a child, living in a neighborhood where EVERYbody knows our story and we aren’t afraid someone will paint a slur on the garage door. Waiting until someone gets married in New York, which doesn’t require residence, and comes to TX and challenges the state to accept it, or deny the validity of all marriages performed in NY. It will happen. It won’t be me. But, I’ll benefit from it. And, I’ll celebrate that day, too. Funny how what seemed so impossible in 1984 seems so possible just 30 years later.
What must my grandparents have thought of sports cars and tractors and transistor radios and color TV? Of the fight for racial equality and the dedication to put a man on the moon?
I wonder that times don’t change and people don’t change. It’s just the topics of conversation and controversy that change.
Everybody have a great Thursday. Take care.